Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
to 1990. mickey edwards was stilln congress the an-ter eightreprestive from oklahoma, and a formidable leader among conservatives who nonetheless knew how to work with opponents to get things done. he chaired the republican policy committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative heritage foundation, and served as national chairman of the american conservative union. after redistricting by democrats cost him his seat in 1993, he taught at harvard and princeton, became vice president of the aspen institute, and wrote this book: "reclaiming conservatism: how a great american political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back." now he's out with another book, one calling for real, even radical, change: "the parties versus the people: how to turn republicans and democrats into americans." mickey edwards, welcome. >> thanks, bill. it's good to see you again. >> and congratulations on the book, although i can't imagine it's made you the most popular visitor to the house republican caucus. >> not at all. but it wouldn't make me popular in the democratic caucus either, you know.
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
was nanny to queen alexandra and edward vii's children or lord and lady knollys' children. and lady charlotte knollys was lady-in-waiting to queen alexandra. well, fantastic, and there's plenty of evidence - to back that up, isn't there? - oh, yes. i mean, these magnificent little presentation brooches are a sort of little march through her career. this is the cipher of queen alexandra, - the double "a," isn't it? - yes, that's right. under the royal crown, and so perhaps this was a christmas present. and maybe that's a birthday present and yet another one. and this dear nanny would wear them with enormous pride. i'm absolutely sure. these two, actually, made her swell with pride even more. have you thought at all about the date, 1902, why that would be so special? it's the coronation of edward vii. - that's right. - certainly this dear mrs. martin, the nanny, would have shared in the great drama that surrounded the coronation of edward vii. and so i believe the people who went to that coronation would have been given a medal such as this. more intimate friends would have been given